11 “Therefore, as I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“I am going to cut you off and show you no pity, because you have defiled My sanctuary(A) with all your detestable practices and abominations.(B) Yes, I will not spare you.

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He said to me, “Go in and see the terrible and detestable things they are committing here.”

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17 And He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the detestable things they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence(A) and repeatedly provoke Me to anger,(B) even putting the branch to their nose?[a][b]

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 8:17 Ancient Jewish tradition reads My nose
  2. Ezekiel 8:17 Possibly a pagan ritual or a euphemism for offensive behavior

The older one was named Oholah,[a] and her sister was Oholibah.[b] They became Mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah represents Jerusalem.

“Oholah acted like a prostitute even though she was Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians:(A) warriors

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 23:4 = Her Tent
  2. Ezekiel 23:4 = My Tent Is in Her